The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at storing eggs.

States Adopting Digital Drivers Licenses

First and foremost, over at the GraniteGrok blog: State’s Are Adopting Digital Drivers Licenses – A Digital Identity That Could go Well Beyond Driving. (Thanks to Karen B. for the link.)

Canada Bans Unvaccinated From Leaving The Country

Reader H.L. sent us this sign of the times: Canada Just Banned All Unvaccinated People From Leaving The Country! The article’s intro:

“Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 won’t be able to board a plane or train in Canada beginning today, and a negative COVID-19 test will no longer serve as a substitute for most people.

The policy came into effect on Oct. 30, but the federal government allowed a short transition period for unvaccinated travellers who could board as long as they provided a negative molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their trip.”

Countering The Looter Mentality

Our Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson sent us the link to this firearms forum discussion: Survival Food Scams.  Mike chimed in. He reports:

“I tried to offer some courteous advice and leads, responding to this string of forum posts:

I don’t get “Survival” food. You have to stock Amazon size warehouse if you want to survive that long.

When it comes to Armageddon, surviving isn’t about stocking anything. It is about getting into a group that knows where/how to get ammo (National Guard armories) and food (business warehouses).

We easily have a year’s worth for the family in cans, dry, and frozen, and we raise chickens, ducks, quail, and rabbits. The prepared stuff doesn’t take “an Amazon warehouse.”

The important thing is to rotate through and keep stuff within shelf life, and buy things you’re actually going to eat.

If things completely go to hell, there isn’t going to be anything in the warehouses. For one thing, with kanban and JIT there really aren’t any warehouses. Even if they haven’t run out by the time it’s an issue, they’ll be looted in minutes.

National Guard armories are: Locked up tight, and don’t have ammo.  They may have a box or two for sidearms, but they usually draw ammo at the range. They don’t keep stocks on hand. (I was an armorer in the Guard for years.)

If your strategy is, “Knock over an armory and steal from a warehouse,” you’re going to have a very short life expectancy.

You need a group who already have ammo, save it for defense and not ill-thought out campaigns, have food on hand and know how to produce it.

You might join us at for effective strategies on the above and other issues.”

Generator Buyers Guide

Reader C.B. sent us this from the build show with Matt Risinger: GENERATORS: Buyers Guide – Watch this before buying! – YouTube.

Omicron Discoverer Calls Variant ‘Extremely Mild”

Doctor who discovered Omicron variant calls it ‘extremely mild,’ but propaganda media still pushing fear. In contrast, this is from the Mass Media Propagandists at NBC: WHO warns omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk as variant spreads.

Eating 8-Month-Old Eggs

Reader Tim J. suggested this Simple Living Alaska video: Eating 8 Month Old Eggs — Preservation for Long Term Storage.

“We break into our the pickled eggs we preserved early this spring and give our verdict on the four recipes we made.

In addition to pickling eggs for our winter egg stash, we also preserve eggs with pickling lime or hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) and couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Smash-And-Grab Crime Wave Sweeping American Cities

Linked over at the news aggregation site: Smash-and-grab crime wave disrupting retail ahead of busy shopping season

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